2004 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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2004 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 2004 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 56th F.I.M. Road racing World Championship season.

Season summary[edit]

At the end of 2003, HRC and Valentino Rossi had parted ways, and HRC held Rossi to the letter of their contract which stipulated he could not ride another manufacturer's machine until 31 December 2003.[1] Rossi's move to Yamaha, therefore, was a gamble on a manufacturer that hadn't had a world champion in 10 years. Rossi won the first round of the season and lay to rest doubts about whether the rider or the motorcycle was more important when he achieved what no rider since Eddie Lawson had done in the history of the premier-class: he won back-to-back championships on different marques, Honda in 2003 and Yamaha in 2004.

Runner-up Sete Gibernau gave Rossi a strong challenge initially, but faded towards the end of the season. The friendship between him and Rossi frayed over the season, and snapped completely at the Qatar round.

At the Italian round, the race ran for 17 laps before rain started, and according to the rules at the time, the race was decided on a second, 6-lap race and the previous 17 laps only counted for grid positions. Conditions dried enough that the riders started the new race in slicks instead of wet-weather tires. In 2005 the rules were changed so that rain would no longer stop a race in MotoGP.

Rookie of the Year was Rubén Xaus.

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit 125cc winner 250cc winner MotoGP winner Report
1 18 April South Africa South African Grand Prix Phakisa Italy Andrea Dovizioso Spain Dani Pedrosa Italy Valentino Rossi Report
2 2 May Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jerez Italy Marco Simoncelli Italy Roberto Rolfo Spain Sete Gibernau Report
3 16 May France French Grand Prix Le Mans Italy Andrea Dovizioso Spain Dani Pedrosa Spain Sete Gibernau Report
4 6 June Italy Italian Grand Prix Mugello Italy Roberto Locatelli Argentina Sebastián Porto Italy Valentino Rossi Report
5 13 June Catalonia Catalan Grand Prix Catalunya Spain Héctor Barberá France Randy de Puniet Italy Valentino Rossi Report
6 26 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Spain Jorge Lorenzo Argentina Sebastián Porto Italy Valentino Rossi Report
7 4 July Brazil Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro Spain Héctor Barberá San Marino Manuel Poggiali Japan Makoto Tamada Report
8 18 July Germany German Grand Prix Sachsenring Italy Roberto Locatelli Spain Dani Pedrosa Italy Max Biaggi Report
9 25 July United Kingdom British Grand Prix Donington Park Italy Andrea Dovizioso Spain Dani Pedrosa Italy Valentino Rossi Report
10 22 August Czech Republic Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Spain Jorge Lorenzo Argentina Sebastián Porto Spain Sete Gibernau Report
11 5 September Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Estoril Spain Héctor Barberá Spain Toni Elías Italy Valentino Rossi Report
12 18 September Japan Japanese Grand Prix Motegi Italy Andrea Dovizioso Spain Dani Pedrosa Japan Makoto Tamada Report
13 2 October Qatar Qatar Grand Prix Losail Spain Jorge Lorenzo Argentina Sebastián Porto Spain Sete Gibernau Report
14 10 October Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang Australia Casey Stoner Spain Dani Pedrosa Italy Valentino Rossi Report
15 17 October Australia Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Italy Andrea Dovizioso Argentina Sebastián Porto Italy Valentino Rossi Report
16 31 October Valencian Community Valencian Grand Prix Valencia Spain Héctor Barberá Spain Dani Pedrosa Italy Valentino Rossi Report

Standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. Rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Riders' standings[edit]

  • Riders marked with light blue background are eligible for Rookie of the Year awards.
  • Rounds marked with light blue background were under wet race conditions.

MotoGP[edit]

Pos Rider Bike SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
RIO
Brazil
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
QAT
Qatar
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1 4 4 1 1 1 Ret 4 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 304
2 Spain Sete Gibernau Honda 3 1 1 2 2 2 Ret Ret 3 1 4 6 1 7 2 4 257
3 Italy Max Biaggi Honda 2 2 3 3 8 4 2 1 12 3 Ret Ret 6 2 7 2 217
4 Brazil Alex Barros Honda 4 3 7 6 Ret Ret 5 2 9 Ret 3 4 4 3 5 6 165
5 United States Colin Edwards Honda 7 7 5 12 5 6 6 5 2 7 9 Ret 2 11 4 8 157
6 Japan Makoto Tamada Honda 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 1 6 14 4 2 1 10 5 8 5 150
7 Spain Carlos Checa Yamaha 10 6 2 Ret 4 9 10 Ret 6 6 5 7 Ret 9 10 14 117
8 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 5 5 11 Ret Ret 5 3 3 4 Ret Ret 5 4 6 Ret 117
9 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 6 12 10 8 10 8 4 Ret 7 5 7 Ret Ret 6 3 9 117
10 Japan Shinya Nakano Kawasaki 12 9 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 7 15 12 11 3 Ret 8 12 7 83
11 Spain Rubén Xaus Ducati Ret Ret 14 5 6 7 12 11 11 Ret Ret 9 3 13 11 Ret 77
12 Italy Marco Melandri Yamaha 11 Ret 6 9 3 3 13 Ret DNS 9 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 75
13 Japan Norifumi Abe Yamaha 9 11 Ret 7 9 11 8 Ret Ret 8 10 Ret 7 12 17 10 74
14 Australia Troy Bayliss Ducati 14 Ret 8 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret 10 9 3 71
15 Germany Alex Hofmann Kawasaki Ret 13 Ret 14 11 13 11 10 19 13 13 10 9 Ret 13 11 51
16 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 13 15 Ret Ret 14 15 9 8 Ret 6 Ret 8 Ret 15 12 45
17 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson Ducati Ret Ret Ret 11 12 10 16 13 10 11 Ret 8 Ret Ret 18 15 38
18 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. Suzuki Ret 8 12 Ret 17 16 7 8 17 10 14 Ret 37
19 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 16 Ret 13 16 DNS 15 14 12 16 14 12 12 Ret 15 14 13 26
20 United Kingdom Shane Byrne Aprilia 15 Ret DNS 10 13 Ret 17 14 13 DNS 13 18
21 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki Proton KR 17 14 17 13 15 Ret 18 Ret 18 15 15 14 Ret 17 19 18 10
22 Italy Michel Fabrizio Harris WCM 18 10 16 15 16 Ret 15 20 17 8
Aprilia Ret
23 Japan Yukio Kagayama Suzuki 11 14 7
24 France Olivier Jacque Moriwaki 11 Ret 5
25 United Kingdom James Haydon Proton KR 12 Ret 20 4
26 United Kingdom James Ellison Harris WCM Ret 16 13 18 22 19 3
27 Australia Andrew Pitt Moriwaki 17 14 16 2
28 Japan Youichi Ui Harris WCM 15 DNQ 19 21 1
29 United States Kurtis Roberts Proton KR WD Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret DNS DNS 1
Australia Garry McCoy Aprilia 16 Ret 16 0
United Kingdom Chris Burns Harris WCM DNQ Ret Ret 18 17 20 16 Ret DNS Ret 0
Spain Gregorio Lavilla Suzuki Ret Ret 16 17 0
Spain David de Gea Harris WCM Ret 0
Japan Tohru Ukawa Honda Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
RIO
Brazil
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
QAT
Qatar
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

250cc[edit]

Pos Rider Bike SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
RIO
Brazil
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
QAT
Qatar
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 4 1 2 1 4 1 317
2 Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia 3 7 Ret 1 4 1 Ret 2 2 1 2 4 1 2 1 Ret 256
3 France Randy de Puniet Aprilia 2 2 2 4 1 4 8 5 3 2 3 11 Ret 5 Ret 3 214
4 Spain Toni Elías Honda 8 12 3 6 3 3 3 22 Ret 5 1 2 6 3 5 2 199
5 San Marino Alex de Angelis Aprilia 5 6 5 8 Ret 5 4 3 4 Ret 5 6 Ret 4 2 Ret 147
DSQ Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 11 Ret 4 9 6 10 6 4 9 7 9 3 3 Ret 7 Ret 128
7 Spain Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 7 3 7 5 5 8 5 8 5 Ret Ret Ret 5 7 Ret 6 124
8 Italy Roberto Rolfo Honda 9 1 Ret 7 Ret 9 7 6 6 10 7 7 Ret 10 7 116
9 San Marino Manuel Poggiali Aprilia 4 Ret Ret 3 Ret 7 1 Ret Ret 9 7 17 3 Ret 95
10 Italy Franco Battaini Aprilia 10 Ret 8 12 10 16 10 9 7 Ret 12 9 4 6 Ret 4 93
11 Australia Anthony West Aprilia 16 4 6 10 9 6 Ret 7 6 4 6 Ret Ret Ret 88
12 Spain Alex Debón Honda 6 5 9 15 8 12 9 11 Ret Ret 8 10 8 Ret 11 14 82
13 United Kingdom Chaz Davies Aprilia Ret Ret 12 17 13 15 13 12 Ret 8 16 Ret 16 9 6 5 51
14 France Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 15 Ret Ret 13 7 Ret 12 10 10 Ret Ret 19 11 Ret 8 Ret 42
15 Japan Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 18 10 14 16 14 13 14 16 8 16 Ret 13 Ret 10 15 8 41
16 France Hugo Marchand Aprilia 19 13 17 Ret Ret 18 11 Ret 13 12 19 14 9 8 12 36
17 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 12 17 13 14 16 17 Ret 10 11 15 Ret 13 16 9 31
18 Italy Alex Baldolini Aprilia Ret 11 15 Ret 12 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 18 11 Ret 10 30
19 Spain Joan Olivé Aprilia 17 20 10 11 Ret Ret Ret 13 11 15 18 Ret 10 18 Ret 15 27
20 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Honda 21 Ret 11 Ret 15 Ret Ret 15 15 14 14 Ret 17 14 13 13 20
21 France Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 13 8 Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 15
22 Sweden Johan Stigefelt Aprilia 23 14 Ret 19 Ret 20 Ret 20 14 17 20 Ret 14 15 9 17 14
23 Germany Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 14 16 16 Ret Ret 15 18 17 11 15 21 Ret 12 Ret 18 13
24 France Eric Bataille Honda Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 14 Ret 14 Ret 13 Ret 12
25 Japan Yuki Takahashi Honda 5 11
26 Japan Shuhei Aoyama Honda 8 8
27 Spain José David de Gea Honda 16 15 17 14 11 8
28 France Grégory Lefort Aprilia 25 9 20 18 Ret Ret 18 Ret 7
29 France Erwan Nigon Aprilia 20 18 Ret 17 Ret 17 19 Ret Ret 21 22 12 Ret Ret 4
30 Japan Yuzo Fujioka Honda 12 4
31 Japan Taro Sekiguchi Yamaha 22 15 21 21 18 19 20 17 19 Ret 17 18 13 Ret Ret Ret 4
32 France Grégory Leblanc Aprilia 21 22 13 22 Ret 19 17 20 3
Pos Rider Bike SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
RIO
Brazil
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
QAT
Qatar
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

125cc[edit]

Pos Rider Bike SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
RIO
Brazil
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
QAT
Qatar
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1 4 1 4 2 4 3 4 1 2 Ret 1 2 2 1 2 293
2 Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia 10 3 5 3 1 6 1 2 Ret 7 1 Ret 12 Ret 6 1 202
3 Italy Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 2 8 2 1 Ret 2 4 1 Ret 3 9 14 20 4 4 6 192
4 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi 16 Ret 3 10 5 1 Ret 6 3 1 3 7 1 Ret 2 Ret 179
5 Australia Casey Stoner KTM 3 5 8 2 4 3 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 3 Ret 145
6 Spain Pablo Nieto Aprilia 4 9 7 6 3 8 7 3 Ret 4 4 Ret 6 Ret 15 4 138
7 Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia 9 Ret 9 Ret 6 16 9 7 2 13 5 Ret 3 3 9 3 129
8 Germany Steve Jenkner Aprilia 8 2 10 7 12 5 20 11 6 6 Ret 5 11 10 5 10 122
9 Italy Mirko Giansanti Aprilia 7 10 4 5 10 9 5 8 Ret 8 Ret 4 10 Ret 13 12 105
10 Finland Mika Kallio KTM 12 Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret 8 5 4 Ret 2 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 86
11 Italy Marco Simoncelli Aprilia Ret 1 Ret Ret 7 7 6 10 Ret 19 6 6 Ret Ret 79
12 Italy Gino Borsoi Aprilia 6 19 11 9 Ret Ret 17 Ret 9 5 15 11 8 9 7 7 79
13 Italy Simone Corsi Honda 14 12 15 11 Ret 18 13 12 5 9 Ret 3 Ret Ret 16 8 61
14 Spain Julián Simón Honda 11 11 13 20 14 19 14 9 8 10 7 6 20 13 60
15 Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia 13 Ret 12 8 11 11 10 20 Ret 14 17 Ret 9 7 18 11 54
16 Italy Fabrizio Lai Gilera 21 13 20 Ret Ret Ret 14 15 12 2 5 5 Ret 15 53
17 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Malaguti Ret Ret 16 13 17 17 19 16 13 Ret 7 8 Ret 8 11 9 43
18 France Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 12 12 Ret 15 24 11 Ret 17 8 41
19 Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia 23 17 22 23 21 21 Ret 14 16 Ret 13 13 18 12 10 5 29
20 Italy Andrea Ballerini Aprilia Ret 6 Ret 12 20 20 11 12 Ret Ret 14 14 14 Ret 29
21 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek Honda 20 Ret 14 15 Ret Ret 15 17 12 Ret 8 Ret 17 Ret 12 Ret 20
22 Japan Youichi Ui Aprilia 15 7 Ret 22 18 Ret Ret Ret 7 19
23 Italy Gioele Pellino Aprilia Ret Ret 17 Ret 13 13 16 13 10 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 17 20 16
24 Italy Stefano Perugini Gilera 17 23 Ret Ret 22 14 22 15 11 17 10 Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 14
25 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Honda Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 18 18 16 12 13 11 19 14 14
26 Germany Dario Giuseppetti Honda 19 15 19 14 16 Ret 20 14 Ret 19 13 22 Ret 8
27 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama Yamaha 22 9 7
28 Japan Toshihisha Kuzuhara Honda 10 15 7
29 Hungary Imre Tóth Aprilia 22 26 21 16 19 10 18 Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret 25 18 21 21 6
30 Denmark Robbin Harms Honda 18 Ret Ret Ret 19 17 11 Ret 5
31 Spain Jordi Carchano Aprilia 27 14 24 21 23 Ret 24 Ret 20 19 22 16 28 27 2
32 Spain Ángel Rodríguez Derbi Ret Ret 18 Ret 15 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
33 Finland Vesa Kallio Aprilia 24 18 26 Ret 27 23 21 22 Ret 23 18 15 Ret Ret 23 23 1
Pos Rider Bike SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
RIO
Brazil
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
QAT
Qatar
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

MotoGP manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
RIO
Brazil
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
QAT
Qatar
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Honda 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 355
2 Japan Yamaha 1 4 2 1 1 1 8 4 1 2 1 2 7 1 1 1 328
3 Italy Ducati 6 12 8 4 6 7 4 11 5 5 7 8 3 6 3 3 169
4 Japan Kawasaki 12 9 Ret 14 7 13 9 7 15 12 11 3 9 8 12 7 95
5 Japan Suzuki 13 8 12 Ret 17 14 7 8 8 10 6 Ret 8 14 15 12 73
6 Italy Aprilia 15 Ret 13 10 13 15 14 12 13 14 12 12 Ret 15 14 13 39
7 United States Proton KR 17 14 15 13 15 Ret 18 Ret 18 15 15 14 12 17 19 18 15
8 United Kingdom Harris WCM 18 10 16 15 16 17 20 15 20 17 16 15 13 18 21 19 12
9 Japan Moriwaki 17 14 16 11 Ret 7
Pos Manufacturer SAF
South Africa
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
RIO
Brazil
GER
Germany
GBR
United Kingdom
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
QAT
Qatar
MAL
Malaysia
AUS
Australia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts

250cc manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Constructor Pts
1 Japan Honda 354
2 Italy Aprilia 344
3 Japan Yamaha 44

125cc manufacturers standings[edit]

Pos Constructor Pts
1 Italy Aprilia 329
2 Japan Honda 301
3 Austria KTM 204
4 Spain Derbi 179
5 Italy Gilera 61
6 Italy Malaguti 43
7 Japan Yamaha 7

Participants[edit]

MotoGP participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
Camel Honda Honda Honda RC211V M 3 Italy Max Biaggi All
B 6 Japan Makoto Tamada All
Repsol Honda Honda Honda RC211V M 4 Brazil Alex Barros All
69 United States Nicky Hayden 1–10, 12–16
Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 7 Spain Carlos Checa All
46 Italy Valentino Rossi All
Proton Team KR Proton KR Proton KR5 D 9 Japan Nobuatsu Aoki All
80 United States Kurtis Roberts 1–10, 16
36 United Kingdom James Haydon 13–15
Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSV-R B 10 United States Kenny Roberts, Jr. 1–12
21 United States John Hopkins 1–3, 5–16
32 Spain Gregorio Lavilla 5, 10
15–16
71 Japan Yukio Kagayama 13–14
D'Antin MotoGP Ducati Ducati Desmosedici M 11 Spain Rubén Xaus All
50 United Kingdom Neil Hodgson All
Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici M 12 Australia Troy Bayliss All
65 Italy Loris Capirossi All
Telefónica Movistar Honda MotoGP Honda Honda RC211V M 15 Spain Sete Gibernau All
45 United States Colin Edwards All
Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 M 17 Japan Norifumi Abe All
33 Italy Marco Melandri All
Moriwaki Racing Moriwaki Moriwaki MD5 D 19 France Olivier Jacque 12, 16
88 Australia Andrew Pitt 4–5, 10
WCM Harris WCM Harris WCM D 35 United Kingdom Chris Burns 2–9, 11, 16
84 Italy Michel Fabrizio 1–6, 8–10
41 Japan Youichi Ui 12–15
52 Spain José David de Gea 7
77 United Kingdom James Ellison 10–11, 13–16
Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-RR B 56 Japan Shinya Nakano All
66 Germany Alex Hofmann All
MS Aprilia Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS Cube M 67 United Kingdom Shane Byrne 1–10, 12
99 United Kingdom Jeremy McWilliams All
24 Australia Garry McCoy 14–16
84 Italy Michel Fabrizio 11
HRC Honda Honda RC211V M 72 Japan Tohru Ukawa 12
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

250cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
Fortuna Honda Honda Honda RS250R D 2 Italy Roberto Rolfo All
24 Spain Toni Elías All
Wurth Honda BQR Honda Honda RS250R D 6 Spain Alex Debón All
34 France Eric Bataille 1–8, 10–12
52 Spain José David de Gea 9, 13–16
Safilo Carrera - LCR Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 7 France Randy de Puniet All
Team UGT Kurz Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 8 Japan Naoki Matsudo All
36 France Erwan Nigon 1, 3–8
43 Czech Republic Radomil Rous 9–16
63 Italy Jarno Ronzoni 2
Freesoul Abruzzo Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 9 France Hugo Marchand All
14 Australia Anthony West 1–15
27 Italy Valerio Anghetti 10
63 Italy Jarno Ronzoni 16
Repsol - Aspar Team 250cc Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 10 Spain Fonsi Nieto All
19 Argentina Sebastián Porto All
Campetella Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 11 Spain Joan Olivé All
21 Italy Franco Battaini All
43 Czech Republic Radomil Rous 2–3
50 France Sylvain Guintoli All
Equipe GP de France - Scrab Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 12 France Arnaud Vincent 1–4, 6–12, 16
36 France Erwan Nigon 9–16
42 France Grégory Leblanc 13–15
72 France David Fouloi 5
77 France Grégory Lefort 1–8
Castrol-Honda Kiefer Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 15 Germany Christian Gemmel 1–4
17 Germany Klaus Nöhles 6–14
63 Italy Jarno Ronzoni 5
64 Sweden Frederik Watz 16
82 Australia Joshua Waters 15
Aprilia Germany Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 16 Sweden Johan Stigefelt All
57 United Kingdom Chaz Davies All
Grefusa - Aspar Team 250cc Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 22 Spain Iván Silva 6
28 Germany Dirk Heidolf 1–5, 7–16
33 Spain Héctor Faubel 1–7, 9–16
Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 25 Italy Alex Baldolini All
Telefónica Movistar Honda 250cc Honda Honda RS250R D 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa All
73 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama All
NC World Trade Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 B 30 Spain José Luis Cardoso 5
40 Italy Max Sabbatani 1–9
44 Japan Taro Sekiguchi All
88 Hungary Gergő Talmácsi 10–16
Aprilia Racing
MS ApriliaTeam
Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 37 Italy Marcellino Lucchi 14
51 San Marino Alex de Angelis All
54 San Marino Manuel Poggiali 1–12, 15–16
Mas Racing Team-A.Molina Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 41 Spain Álvaro Molina 2, 16
Leblanc Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 42 France Grégory Leblanc 2–3, 10–11, 16
Team Racer Bike Honda Honda RS250R 45 France Samuel Aubry 3
Eisen Moto Team Honda Honda RS250R 46 France Vincent Eisen 3
ASMV Scaccia Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 47 France Marc-Antoine Scaccia 3
Dydo Miu Racing Honda Honda RS250R B 55 Japan Yuki Takahashi 12
Benjan Motoren Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 58 Netherlands Patrick Lakerveld 6
Performance Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 59 Netherlands Hans Smees 6, 16
Jaap Kingma Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 60 Netherlands Emile Litjens 6
De Arend - Filart Racing Aprilia Aprilia RSV 250 D 61 Netherlands Randy Gevers 6
71 Netherlands Henk van de Lagemaat 10
MRTT Hugen Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 62 Netherlands Jan Roelofs 6
Roma Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 63 Italy Jarno Ronzoni 4
Agesta Transport Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 64 Sweden Frederik Watz 9
Galemain Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 65 United Kingdom Lee Dickinson 9
Manhattan Racing Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 66 United Kingdom Tony Campbell 9
BDR Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 67 United Kingdom Bruce Dunn 9
Burning Blood RT Honda Honda RS250R D 70 Japan Choujun Kameya 12
Team Harc-Pro Honda Honda RS250R B 76 Japan Shuhei Aoyama 12
Endurance Honda Honda RS250R B 78 Japan Yuzo Fujioka 12
SP Tadao Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 79 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga 12
EMS Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 80 Australia Peter Taplin 15
Turramurra Cyclery Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 81 Australia Mark Rowling 15
whitetiger.com.au Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 D 84 Australia Ben Ried 15
Molenaar Racing Honda Honda RS250R D 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž All
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

125cc participants[edit]

Team Constructor Motorcycle Tyres No. Rider Rounds
Seedorf Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 3 Spain Héctor Barberá All
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista All
81 Spain Ismael Ortega 2
Matteoni Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 6 Italy Mirko Giansanti All
28 Spain Jordi Carchano All
Metis Gilera Racing Team Gilera Gilera 125 GP D 7 Italy Stefano Perugini All
32 Italy Fabrizio Lai All
Semprucci Malaguti Malaguti Malaguti 125 D 8 Italy Manuel Manna All
14 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi All
Angaia Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 9 Czech Republic Markéta Janáková 6–8, 10–14, 16
10 Spain Julián Simón 1–11, 13–16
11 Italy Mattia Angeloni 1–5
30 Italy Raffaele De Rosa 9
46 Australia Matthew Kuhne 15
62 Japan Toshihisa Kuzuhara 14
Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R 43 Spain Manuel Hernández 12
Elit Grand Prix Honda Honda RS125R D 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi 1–4, 8–16
26 Germany Dario Giuseppetti 1–6, 10–16
35 Czech Republic Václav Bittman 8–9
35 Czech Republic Václav Bittman 10
Safilo Carrera - LCR Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 15 Italy Roberto Locatelli All
54 Italy Mattia Pasini All
Molenaar Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 16 Netherlands Raymond Schouten 1–4, 6–16
Sterilgarda Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 18 Italy Simone Sanna 8–9
45 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti 10–16
50 Italy Andrea Ballerini 1–7
ADAC Honda Team Honda Honda RS125R D 20 Germany Georg Fröhlich 2–3, 8–10
Rauch Bravo Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 21 Germany Steve Jenkner All
58 Italy Marco Simoncelli 1–14
37 Italy Michele Pirro 16
Master - Repsol Team 125cc Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 22 Spain Pablo Nieto All
33 Spain Sergio Gadea All
Globet.com Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 23 Italy Gino Borsoi All
59 Spain Nicolás Terol 16
63 France Mike Di Meglio 1–15
Kopron Team Scot Honda Honda RS125R D 24 Italy Simone Corsi All
34 Italy Andrea Dovizioso All
Team Hungary Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 25 Hungary Imre Tóth All
66 Finland Vesa Kallio All
Red Bull KTM KTM KTM 125 FRR D 27 Australia Casey Stoner 1–8, 10–16
36 Finland Mika Kallio All
Ajo Motorsport Honda Honda RS125R D 31 Italy Max Sabbatani 13–16
38 Finland Mikko Kyyhkynen 5–7
52 Czech Republic Lukáš Pešek All
69 Denmark Robbin Harms 1–4, 8–12
Motorrad Unger Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 39 Germany Patrick Unger 8
Team Freudenberg Honda Honda RS125R D 40 Germany Manuel Mickan 8
Abruzzo Racing Team Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 41 Japan Youichi Ui 1–9
42 Italy Gioele Pellino All
50 Italy Andrea Ballerini 10–16
73 Italy Michele Danese 4
Team Hernandez Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 43 Spain Manuel Hernández 2, 5, 11, 16
Tennen Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 44 Netherlands Frank Van den Dragt 6
Caja Madrid Derbi Racing Derbi Derbi 125 GP D 47 Spain Ángel Rodríguez All
48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo All
UK1 Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 49 United Kingdom Christian Elkin 9
Brooklands Autobody Centre Honda Honda RS125R D 51 United Kingdom Kris Weston 9
Gold Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 53 Italy Stefano Bianco 4
Tassie Windscreens Honda Honda RS125R D 56 Australia Brett Simmonds 15
Racc Caja Madrid Honda Honda RS125R D 57 Spain Aleix Espargaró 16
RCGM Team F.M.I. Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 61 Italy Michele Pirro 4
Honda Kumamoto Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 62 Japan Toshihisa Kuzuhara 12
Team Tec. 2 & Feel Yamaha Yamaha TZ125 B 64 Japan Shigeki Norikane 12
Thai Honda Castrol/ERP Honda Honda RS125R B 67 Thailand Suhathai Chaemsap 12
RC Recouso Sport Honda Honda RS125R D 68 Argentina Fabricio Perrén 5
MIR Racing Aprilia Aprilia RS 125 R D 70 Spain Julián Miralles 2–3, 8, 16
TMR Competicion Honda Honda RS125R D 71 Spain Enrique Jerez 2, 5, 16
78 Spain Jordi Planas 5
91 Switzerland Vincent Braillard 11
Equipe de France Espoir Honda Honda RS125R D 72 France Alexis Masbou 3
TVX Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 73 France Yannick Deschamps 3
Big Store RMS Honda Honda RS125R D 74 France Mathieu Gines 3
Team Minimoto Portomaggiore Honda Honda RS125R D 75 Italy Alessio Aldrovandi 4
Swiss MTR Honda Honda RS125R D 77 Italy Lorenzo Zanetti 4
DB Racing Honda Honda RS125R 79 Netherlands Adri den Bekker 6
Racing Team Mark Van Kreij Honda Honda RS125R 80 Netherlands Mark van Kreij 6
Amici Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R 82 Netherlands Jarno van der Marel 6
Bos Tivoli Racing Pevada Honda Honda RS125R 83 Netherlands Gert-Jan Kok 6
Bridewell Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 84 United Kingdom Tommy Bridewell 9
Red Bull Rookies Honda Honda Honda RS125R D 85 United Kingdom Eugene Laverty 9
OMV Team Hanusch Honda Honda RS125R D 87 Czech Republic Patrik Vostárek 10
Red Bull KTM Junior Team KTM KTM 125 FRR D 88 Austria Michael Ranseder 10, 16
SP Tadao Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ125 D 89 Japan Tomoyoshi Koyama 10, 12
Team Moto Speed Honda Honda RS125R D 90 Portugal Carlos Ferreira 11
Allect Barter Card Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 92 Australia Bryan Staring 15
Tel'm Racing Honda Honda RS125R D 93 Australia Malcolm Esler 15
Snapon Tools Honda Honda RS125R B 94 Australia Brent Rigoli 15
Garage Racing Team Honda Honda RS125R D 95 Japan Yuki Hatano 12
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

References[edit]

  1. ^ Honda refuse Rossi test request. bbc.co.uk. 17 November 2003.